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Trans-Atlantic Tunnel (1935)
"The Tunnel" (original title)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  November 1935 (UK)
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A team of international scientists and engineers attempts to build a tunnel under the ocean.

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Richard 'Mack' McAllan
Leslie Banks ...
Frederick 'Robbie' Robbins
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Ruth McAllan
Helen Vinson ...
Varlia Lloyd
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Lloyd
Basil Sydney ...
Mostyn
Henry Oscar ...
Grellier
Hilda Trevelyan ...
Mary
Cyril Raymond ...
Harriman
Jimmy Hanley ...
Geoffrey McAllan
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President of the United States
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Engineers Richard McAllan and Frederick Robinson manage to get financial backing for a gigantic project to build a tunnel from England to America. His biggest supporter is Varlia Lloyd, daughter of one of the backers, and she uses her influence more than once to keep the project going. Mack's wife Ruth is also supportive, although his constantly being away on the tunnel project strains their marriage, and affects his relationship with their son. After years of financial skulduggery and physical obstacles under the ocean floor, the tunnel proceeds as Mack's marriage and his friendship with Robbie deteriorate. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The next wonder of the world is the wonder of the movie world

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Trans-Atlantic Tunnel  »

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Varlia Lloyd: You don't like him do you?
Mostyn: One likes human beings.
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Amazing idea, well-executed film
12 September 1999 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

The concept of the movie is very basic: the building of a tunnel connecting the eastern United States with the island of Great Britain. If this were actually possible, it would probably have been done long before now -- but this film is an excellent portrayal of the possibilities. It's quite entertaining for not only fans of old movies, but for history buffs as well -- and even students of transportation should enjoy it!


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